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Father Hennepin State Park

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Address: 41294 Father Hennepin Park Road, Isle, MN 56342
Phone Number: 320-676-8763
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Good Public Access to Mille Lacs

We took a day to drive around Lake Mille Lacs and decided to stop at Father Hennepin State Park. We drove around the park and found the dock and beach. There are many hiking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Vermillion, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

this is one of the smaller state parks I've been to. there are some hiking trails, and limited biking trails. but the real draw is the lake. there are 2 access points, a fishing pier, and a nice sandy beach area. we also hiked out to the point, where you can see more of the lake. but there were some... More 

Thank Daveptaz
Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

In my opinion the main attraction at this park is the waterfront. The water is clear and the area is very peaceful.

Thank jawlmt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Excellent spot to watch the sunset on a beach. One of the few sandy beaches on Mille Lacs. Wish that the beach area had a changing house - pit toilets are fine for 'doing your business' but not what I want to change in. Hope to further explore the park in the future.

1 Thank Tyler099
Vermillion, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We took a day to drive around Lake Mille Lacs and decided to stop at Father Hennepin State Park. We drove around the park and found the dock and beach. There are many hiking trails around the park and visitors can easily walk the trails between the campground, dock, and beach. We saw several children riding bikes between the campground... More 

2 Thank MeadowbrookMN
Eagan, Minnesota
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Love the swimming beach! We also went to the I can fish program in June and the kids loved it. No need to have all the equipment, they provide it! Didn't catch anything but kids loved it. Can't wait to try one of their other programs!!!

1 Thank Jennifer J
Oronoco, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We are so lucky to have great State Parks in Minnesota and this one is a gem. We went on the Hiking Club Trail, got a little lost in the campground, but made it all around. Had lunch in the picnic area. We were the only ones there on a Friday around 11:30.

Thank richie1732
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Clean park.Well maintained trails and facilities. Nice beach. Beautiful fall color and not overly crowded .

Thank Katherine M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful, clean, very close to town (Isle), spacious, fantastic beach, two fish piers, and a very nice boat landing. This place is perfect for a quick get away!

2 Thank Dokphun
Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a great little park, which is particularly pretty in the fall! We aren't campers, but if we were, we'd love it here!

Thank BobMinneapolis_MN
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Almost no complaints!! Friendly DNR Staff. Terribly high wood prices, and the wood had trouble burning.

Thank Sheila M

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